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“Great pizza take away for day on beach”

Gennaro's Pizza & Restaurant
Ranked #35 of 154 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Having spent the morning on Clearwater Beach during our annual USA road trip, we headed down to St Petes for the afternoon, and decided pizza has a great idea for lunch.

Driving along the road, spotted this place and called in asking if they did take away, yep, and boy was it good. Great hot pizza, fabulous sauce and toppings. Been there since early 80's I think family owned and run.

If I'm ever this way again, will call and re-visit. Great job

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Thank sophielaura
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Fifteen years ago this was THE BEST place for Italian within 30 miles of the beach. Great pizza, great pastas, awesome garlic bread. But over the last three years, the service and food have gone downhill. My wife and I went in May and after sitting in our booth for 15 minutes without having a server stop by, we got up and left. That evening the restaurant was about 3/4s full, so being ignored was inexcusable. We now go to Buono.

Thank longdrive2
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was our family's second trip to Gennaro's Restaurant when we visited the Don CeSar in St. Pete this summer. Our first experience last year was excellent and we hoped for a repeat performance. Needless to say, we were not disappointed. It is amazing how a seemingly simple storefront pizza shop can blow you away with a unique sauce for each dish. The place is not fancy or spacious, but each dish is made with the personal love of the owner and chef. We love their eggplant parmigiana, veal piccata, pizza...you name it. Personally, I will choose to not have the pasta dish with scungilli and those little calamari critters next time, but the rest of the dish was excellent and my husband eagerly ate what I set aside. We love Kim. She gets it right and does not waste any time doing so. The appetizers like calamari and the antipasto salad are great starters. Prices are extremely reasonable with most dinners ranging 14.95 to 16.95 and no dinner higher than 21.95 and the portions are huge. We took home late night snacks both times. They also serve wine and beer at reasonable prices. My last advice is to save some room for dessert. Their secret recipe tiramisu and lemon cake is simply spectacular! So, if you want a cozy restaurant with homemade food that is delicious and priced to fit the average budget visit Kim and the staff of Gennaro's in Pass-a-Grille. We will be back in December!!

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Thank SueE0330
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The three elements that determine a good restaurant are Quality of the food, Quanity/Portion and Fair Price for the first two. This restaurant hits the mark on all three. I travel with family & friends from Tampa to eat here, it's that good. Recently I had a special of the night which was Lobster Ravioli. The ravioli was packed with lobster & covered with a delicate lobster cream sauce with chunks of lobster meat. It was fantastic!! Marcello the owner & chef along with Vicki his wife offer a great menu and the friendly staff provides great service. This restaurant is the the real deal. You want fluff go somewhere else but if you want great Italian food and pizza come here!
Tampa John, a very satisfied customer!

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Thank John S
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Do not let the outside of the place deter you from having some of the best pizza in the area. This is a small restaurant with seating for only about 20 people. The outside of the building does not scream "eat here" but if you don't, you will miss an excellent meal. Their special pizza is one of the best we have had and a value for less than $20. There house wine is not the best but the food makes up for it.

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Thank CaptainBill1
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